The next monthly chapter leader webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern). We recommend that you log in to WebEx first and then dial in. To start or join the online meeting click here (access code: 645 006 215; password: “chapter”). Additional detailed log in information can be found here.
In our next “Fast Friday” webinar, spend 15 minutes learning about NCMA’s “Webinars On Demand” and how you can use them as a chapter programming and education tool. On Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m. (Eastern), NCMA Chapter Relations Specialist Mike Wright will be your host and our special guest will be NCMA Education Program Manager Katie Minan. They will discuss how your chapter can utilize this component of your chapter programming portfolio. Follow this link to join the meeting (access code: 645 137 175; password: “ncma”).
Each year, NCMA conducts a “Contract Management Salary Survey” to report on compensation, education, benefits, and work settings for members of our profession. Make sure to encourage your chapter members to participate to ensure that the data in this report provides a high-quality, accurate representation of the profession. Your responses are confidential. Personal and company names will not be revealed. This survey will be open until April 12, 2013.
NCMA’s World Congress is hailed as a must-attend event because it is the most comprehensive training event available for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. With over 20 educational tracks, content is offered for professionals at each and every stage of their careers—and with over 1,500 attendees, there are vast networking opportunities! World Congress was recently selected as one of the “Top 25 Government Conferences of 2013” by GovLoop’s founder and president, Steve Ressler. Participants will earn 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours by attending this four-day event.
NCMA’s new and improved chapter leader training series launches this summer! With this new format, chapter leader training will now occur three times annually, providing increased development opportunities to NCMA’s chapter leaders. This event is designed to introduce NCMA’s chapter volunteers (experienced, new, and potential) to running their chapters as part of a large, national organization. All chapter leaders are encouraged to attend this training event, conveniently paired with World Congress 2013. Participants will earn 8.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours by attending this two-day event!
Category: Small business
All professional organizations need good volunteer leadership to bring maximum benefit to its members. In this regard, we are seeking nominations for new volunteer Chapter Officers to fill positions on our Executive Board for our next program year, July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.
The open positions are presented attached and include anticipated responsibilities for each position
You can nominate yourself, or some else with a brief (one paragraph) background and willingness to serve statement.
Becoming a member of the NCMA Executive Board provides opportunity for enhancing professional standing and career development through leadership, networking, and recognition in the community and throughout Rhode Island. It’s a great opportunity to be involved with a premier association that contributes to growth in business and government relations, and personal career development for those in the contracts management and related professions.
Nominations are needed by April 26, 2013, to allow time for voting and installation of the new officers well before the new program year begins. Please send nominations to the Election Committee of the NCMA RI Executive Board, Attn.: Richard Ferro at email@example.com or PO Box 3036, Newport RI 02840, Fax 401 619-2519.
The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, on behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy Virtual SYSCOM (partners NAVSUP, NAVAIR, SPAWAR and NAVFAC) along with other Navy activities, is conducting a rolling admission per the terms and conditions of the SeaPort Enhanced (Seaport-e) Multiple Award Contracts.
The purpose of this rolling admission is to expand the contractor base by awarding additional Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) prime contracts. Existing Seaport-e prime contractors will also have the opportunity to expand their presence in other geographical zones to allow them to compete for Task Order awards in those zones and to voluntarily re-certify their size status. The NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 and the revenue size standard for Small Business is $35.5 Million.
The solicitation number is N00178-13-R-4000. Please find the issued synopsis attached.
For more information, please visit www.seaport.navy.mil or FedBizOpps.gov at
Jan. 8th – Steve Stewart Introduction to the Office of Small Business Programs
Feb. 13th – Dr. Teresa Baus and Jack Griffin – SBIR
Mar. 13th – Meg Duckett – NUWC COR Compliance Manager
April 10th – Steve Stewart – Marketing Basics and SeaPort-e Portal Navigation
May – no SBRT due to other programming
The Small Business Roundtable (SBRT) of the Rhode Island Chapter of the
National Contract Management Association (NCMA), in coordination with the
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT) Office of Small
Business Programs (OSBP), will be conducting outreach efforts to local,
regional and national small businesses (considered small under NAICS Code
541330) in the form of a “Monthly Breakfast Series.”
The *first meeting is scheduled for **January 8, 2013 from 0900 -
1100* and will feature a presentation by the recently-hired NUWCDIVNPT Small
Business Advocate. The Commanding Officer of NUWCDIVNPT and other NUWCDIVNPT
leaders have been invited.
*WHILE THIS EVENT IS PRIMARILY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, LARGE BUSINESSES ARE
ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AS WELL* and will be held at NUWC Division Newport
Building 80 located at 1176 Howell Street, Newport, RI. Personnel without a
current CAC Card or NAVSEA badge will need to provide ID in the form of a
state-issued driver’s license.
*Types of Small Businesses that should attend* include those that currently
provide, or want to provide, specific engineering and technical support
services that align with NUWCDIVNPT’s role as the Navy’s full-spectrum
research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support
center for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with
the undersea battlespace. NUWC Division Newport is responsible, cradle to
grave, for all aspects of systems under its charter, and is engaged in
efforts ranging from participation in fundamental research to the support of
evolving operational capabilities in the U.S. Navy fleet. The major thrust
of NUWC Division Newport’s activities is in applied research and system
The SBRT is soliciting ideas for future speakers/topics for the Monthly
Breakfast Series, and asks that each small business *invite another small
business to attend*.
COST: A fee of $5 will be charged at the door to pay for coffe